Advanced Rider Training
One of the biggest keys to riding a motorcycle safely is ongoing, advanced rider training. It is possible to ride a motorcycle safely without any advanced rider training. Will you be prepared in that critical moment? Knowing what to do in the moment comes from repetition and training. The events and courses listed below are all great options to increase your skill level. Costs vary so do what works for your budget. Also keep in mind a crash can far exceed the costs of Advanced Rider Training. It is an investment in keeping you safe.
There are also great books on Advanced Rider Training. Check out Total Control by Lee Parks, Mastering the Ride by David Hough, and a quick google search will lead you to many other excellent books.
“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” ― Archilochos
Pitt Meadows Track Days
This event is run several times throughout the season. All motorcycle and skill levels welcome. This is the best place to go for after your initial rider training course, it is also great for the experienced rider. Everyone is divided up into groups according to their skill level. Safety Riders are onsite and ontrack to help you become a better rider. Lee is also a safety rider so you’ll see him here too. Pitt Meadows Track days is the place to go to lean your motorcycle over and learning what it is capable of. You don’t want to push the limits on the street. Push the limits here in a safe, controlled environment. If you register early a half day costs $100 and a full day costs $150.
2017 Track Days:
May 7, June 3, July 15, Aug 6, September 30
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Kevin – Onewheeldrive.net
Kevin rides a KTM 990 Adventure with more than 100,000kms on the odometer. Him and his KTM have seen almost every dirt/gravel road from here to Utah and Baja Mexico. Kevin offers one on one training with bigger adventure bikes (650cc or higher) in the back roads of Squamish and Westvan. Communication is done through Sena Headsets. He’ll talk you through sections of dirt road catered to what you want to learn. He’ll also show you where are the good local dirt roads are. Please contact us directly at email@example.com so we can set you up.
RoadCraft Motorcycle Academy
Riding skill is much more than just getting from point A to B. Does your bike feel almost weightless the moment it starts to move? Do you find it easy to maneuver at slow speeds? What about maneuvering or turning around in a limited space, are you confident? Or when carrying a passenger or fully loaded with luggage? Most importantly, are you ready to deal with the unexpected? Such as avoiding sudden debris on the road, entering a curve too fast, or making a sudden swerve or split-second maximum braking application to avoid a crisis? Are you sure you can ride it out of a bad situation? The fact is, most riders cannot control their motorcycles with the level of skill required to perform these critical tasks.
Excellent slow speed drills and practice. The balance and coordination you will learn is priceless. You are also learning from some of the best in the lower mainland.Their WebsiteTheir Instructors
Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club (WMRC)
Track Days: For 2017 we’re offering 4 days where you can take your bike to the track and work on improving your skills in a safe non-competitive environment.
Learn, Practice & Improve! On non-school days we offer Semi-private training from our experts. Want to improve? This is the best way to learn.
May 20, July 28, August 8, September 16
New Racer School: Faster, Safer, Smarter. Our popular school is back again for 2017. This school is designed to bring out the best in every rider. From those looking to get started with trackdays to those to who want to race you’re going to get the feedback on your riding that you’ve been wanting.
May 6 & July 28
Not sure where you fit in? Come out and volunteer. We always need help and you will get the best seat in the house to watch the action!
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